November 14, 2013

Name This Mystery Ship XXV

It's been a tough run for me of late, but here's a Mystery Ship for y'all.  Take your best shot!

Usual rules apply: no image searching, yadda yadda yadda.  The Mystery Ship Masters, CXT and FDM, can't guess until I say so.  Winner gets a post of their very own, barring pr0n, politics or religion.

Have at it!

UPDATE: Okay, CXT and FDM, you've been let off the leash!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 09:39 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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First conclusion: it's not a battleship. Three triple turrets, but they aren't heavy guns. Could be 5-inch or 8-inch.

Second conclusion: WWI-era, or possibly even earlier. No one put portholes like that on a WWII-era warship.

Third conclusion: it's too big to be a destroyer, so it has to be a cruiser.

But I have no guesses about whose it is, or what it is.

A strange thought occurs to me: what if the turrents are dummies? Could it be a passenger liner trying to bluff the U-boats?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 14, 2013 10:34 PM (+rSRq)

2 I don't know either, but I agree with Steven.  It looks fake, not a real warship.

Posted by: DrHeinous at November 15, 2013 10:50 AM (rOc7+)

3 I'd go so far as to say it looks like a wooden model, except for the fact that we can clearly see telephone poles, a building in the background, etc.  Unless, of course, the scale is 1:1...

Posted by: Tom at November 15, 2013 06:48 PM (cv7gc)

4 I gave up and googled it out. However, the picture is not common, so I'm sure there's more to it...

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at November 15, 2013 07:14 PM (RqRa5)

5 It's pretty clearly a fake, but it looks like it's based on the South Carolina / Michigan class (pre-WWI).

Posted by: Ranger Rick at November 16, 2013 12:37 AM (G1HTO)

6 I cheated... so now I know the answer.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 16, 2013 03:19 PM (+rSRq)

7 JcCarlton, this is for you.

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 17, 2013 02:57 PM (Izt1u)

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